Friday, 4 March 2011

Brides bed ...

Have been to see a brides bed this evening ...

Its a whole new experience for me, its tradition that on the eve of the wedding, you visit the bride and her groom at her mother's house.

You see the couple and wish them well, see the dress, and leave a gift to start them off in life. You can give them a wrapped gift, or leave an envelope with some money - or attach some money to the dress.

That done, the bridesmaids or helpers, give you a glass of something nice, on this occasion a sweet licquer. A sugared almond filled with strawberry - i assume for fertility. A chat with the grooms parents and a see you at the church.

As you depart you are given a wrapped gift, to take home. This contained a sweet cake which i am advised was lovely and like something called 'Raphaello' ...

Very nice it was too, and everyone who attended was immaculately turned out, a lovely way to spend some time with friends ...

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